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Yum Brands CEO: ‘Culture fuels results’

Greg Creed accepts the 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year award for his visionary brand stewardship.


Kona Grill names temporary executive

Christi Hing, the struggling chain’s current CFO, was named "principal executive officer" of the struggling chain.

The system’s two largest operators both announced switches in their management ranks.

The nomination of the former Godfather’s CEO is controversial because of his abbreviated run for the presidency in 2012.

Board Chair Pattye Moore will serve as the interim CEO as the company looks for a successor

The new site provides a detailed assessment of the company’s economic impact on each state.

Greg Creed and his senior team say there are four drivers of same-store sales growth and chain expansion. Everything, they say, relates back to these principles, presented here in the company’s own words.

A distinctive management style, combined with indisputable success in expanding all three of Yum Brands' franchise chains, earned Greg Creed the distinction of being this year's Restaurant Leader of the Year.

Jundt is leaving the company as the board brings on a new member to explore a possible sale.

The former McDonald’s and Subway executive will take the marketing reins at the pizza chain.